Friday, June 25, 2010

The Wolfman (2010)

Director: Joe Johnston. Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving, 103 min/119 min (R-Rated/Unrated). UK/USA. Horror.

Naaah. I was looking forward to more. Turning a blind eye to Del Toro's non-British facial features was one thing, but I was hoping for a post-modern rendition loyal to an original story (if there is one) and old-fashioned special effects, in the lines of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Still, the beautiful Gothic production design (and of course, Anthony Hopkins) make this repetitious tale watchable. Needless to say, the ending prepares for an obvious sequel.

PS: An American Werewolf in London is still my favorite wolf-man movie.

Mo says:


  1. But I can’t deny the dark, horrible, mysterious atmosphere of werewolf movie’s almost is attractive much enough to be followed to the end. And the concept of” When the moon is full the legend comes to life “ after many remakes and portraits is still quite remarkable. I liked the classic monster theme of the movie . I missed such a theme same as in both movies you named and also“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” after longtime.

  2. Apparently the first werewolf movies (with Lon Cheney) weren't initially very well-received, because the plot lines were too similar to the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" story.

  3. I had high hopes for this movie having seen the trailers but I was a little bit disappointed in the end. Hopkins was good and Weaving is always a welcome sight but there was something lacking in Del Toro's character - I mean talking to his brother's widow I expect he was worried/distracted about the curse however for me he just comes across as disinterested.

  4. Of course! And who wouldn't be interested in Emily Blunt ...